Grateful Dead Live at Capital Centre on 1990-03-15
Nak 300's > Sony D-5 (w/dolby B)> Maxell MX cass, Taper's section recorded by Boyd McHugh; Transfer: MC > standalone TDK DA-5800 CD recorder, via Nak BX-300 cassette deck, as long multi-song tracks, Transfer by Dave Hanscom; CDWav> EAC> shn by Bzl
Subject: Amazing show, high pitched recording at points.
This recording is good and I enjoy the crowd noise but it sounds very metallic to me. A lot of high pitch sounds that make parts hard to listen to. I prefer the Miller.
Subject: Ahhh.... Mock Turtle Jam
Glad this recording caught the Drums, as our Rhythm Devils were clearly ready to bring the curtain down on a composition that started 22 minutes ago. Tape flips happen, whatcha gon' do?
Then I get teary again for Brent's most beautiful "I Will Take You Home," and then good gods have mercy, I'm utterly shocked to find myself honestly emotionally involved with August West for the very first time in my life, and well and truly so full of August's romantic righteousness, that the move into "Throwing Stones" seems perfectly right, and it all comes kicking out. There I am howling out loud with Bobby, "We are on our own." Not even a full moon tonight. Having been at DAR Constitution Hall on 08/17/95 with the Deadhead brother that got ME into the Dead in the 80s, those lines are sorta poignant to me. This version of the song is enormous, and the AUD recording is so good there is tons of headroom for that 7:30 assault of hard, deep lows.
Subject: Tape speed
Subject: Terrapin Jam!
Subject: THE BEST AUD FOR THIS SHOW
5 star show, 3 star sound.
Subject: Spring 1990
Subject: Very Good AUD
The Hubbard AUD for this show is also on the opposite side of the tracks from the LaPorte source. It separates from this Nak300 source in that it is a bit more crisp and the instrument tones haven't lost as much of their biting edge as they have in this source. So while this is a very strong source, I would strongly recommend going with the Hubbard AUD if you are not looking for the big AUD style of the LaPorte.
With all the reviews already up on this AUD I don't really need to... But, for good measure, yes, this show is sprints up to the edge of the cliff and jumps off, sans parachute, without a 2nd thought. Everyone knows about the Terrapin, and it is one of the best, but here it is just one portion of an all together epic concert. Show is a full 5/5.
Subject: Good show, not so great recording
Subject: I feel bad for repeating...
This is one great show from the great spring of 1990. Many great versions, from Althea and, yes, Walking Blues, to Wharf Rat and Throwing Stones and the sweet, if ragged (lyric-wise), Revolution.
The creme de la creme, though, is the Tereapin and the jam afterward. Proof that in their 25th year this band was capable of spontaneously pulling out a jam as transcendentally gorgeous and original as anything they, or anyone else, has ever played. Listen good...this is some beautiful music. Everyone shines on this one, and there are beautiful sounds everywhere.
The second part of Drums, the track between drums And space on the "official" release, is also phenomenal.
Hard to compare this to something like Fillmore West run of 1969--apples and oranges. This deserves five stars on its own merit.
Subject: "." Nonintuitive
Subject: Seven stars at least!
Subject: Best Rider ever?
I was so very lucky to see the band 86 times and this was the second best set I ever saw after the legendary formerly the Warlocks 1989-10-09 Dark Star, Death Don't, Attics set. This set and show are a very close second. The recording is quite good and since Garcia's guitar and voice are a bit low in the official release, I'll take this one over that one in a pinch.
They were pure magic at the Cap Center that spring and the magic never let up until the tragic loss of Mydland. This is a stunning and wondrous look at this band at the peak of their maturity: ripe and delicious.
Subject: Phil's 50th
Definitely recommend this show!They were on that night!
Subject: Caution jam anyone?
I was there, and remember thinking the same thing then. Great to re-hear it.
Subject: Tom Thumb's
It warms my heart. Terrapin is sick also. Looking forward to Phil's 70th at the Bill Graham Civic!
Subject: I Know you rider
Subject: Great random show
After all these years the music and this show is still relevant. Amazing!!!!
Going to see a couple nights of the 2009 spring tour and am psyched, although Jerry will be missed I'm sure Warren and the boys will rock the house!!!
Subject: never forget this show
Subject: By far one of the best....
Subject: Best Throwing Stones ever!
Subject: Peace to your soul Brent...
Subject: Tugs on the heart strings
Subject: Happy Birthday Phil!!
BTW- The rating is solely based on a very hazy memory of a rockin show!
Subject: terrapin station
Phil's 50th. What a way to have spent his 50th Birthday, one of the luckiest people on earth.
Just listen to that crowd roar on the "This place is getting hot" line on Althea, I LOVE IT!!
After a ten year hiatus, Brent and the boys bust out the moth-balled Easy To Love You.
Subject: GD 3/15/1990 Cap Center
You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy...
We must be cautious.
Yo, Maryland cops were TOUGH, boyee!
Hey, Boyd McHugh -- if there was ever a chance I could remember this specific show after all these years, and after so many Cap Center runs --- I know it would sound something like what you gave us here - THANK YOU, BRUTHA!
Actually that's not true -- This Tom Thumbs was first I'd witnessed -- special -- and I kinda remember the Philbert Birthday Buzz in the lot...16 years ago and counting --- geez louise.
DC/ MD venues were really blessed with some pretty far out Philzone moments...
BACK TO FOGGY BOTTOM - I DO BELIEVE -
Happy Daze, guys
Subject: jerry & my cherry
I cannot speak for the sound quality of this show, as I have not heard it (ever). My rating is based soley on the show itself. God & I both give it five stars.
Subject: Feelin' the VIBE!!
Subject: Happy Birthday Phil!!
IÃÂÃÂm surprised they didn't play Happy Birthday for him seeing as it was his 50th birthday lol
Subject: this one ssmookeSS!!
Jam out of terrapin official titled 'mock turtle jam'
you want this show!!!! hands down.
Subject: Does any one else here the tomorrow never knows?
Subject: Great show
Subject: phil's 50th birthday
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